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2017 NFL Free Agency Rumors: Eagles interested in Broncos cornerback

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Called it!

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The Philadelphia Eagles are one of two teams interested in free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster, according to a report from Brandon Krisztal of KOA News Radio in Denver. He also adds Webster, Denver’s fourth cornerback and special teams captain, likely won’t return to the Broncos.

Allow me to take a moment to brag about first mentioning this possibility a few weeks ago.

“Webster was a third round pick by the Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft. He overlapped with Undlin in Denver from 2013-2014. Webster had his most productive season as a rookie when he had one interception, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble, and 37 tackles. Webster’s playing time decreased ever since then because he’s been stuck behind big money corners Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. along with 2014 first-round pick Bradley Roby. Broncos writers identify Webster as a very good special teams player and suggest he could be looking for a bigger role on a new team. The 26-year-old defensive back might be an interesting buy-low option for the Eagles.”

Earlier today I identified Webster as one of eight players the Eagles should sign in free agency.

The Eagles likely won’t (and shouldn’t) spend big money on the cornerback position in free agency. Howie Roseman has been burned by that route before and the 2017 NFL Draft is so deep with cornerback talent that the Eagles should really just wait to draft some corners. Still, the Eagles need some more bodies at the position, so adding a low-cost guy like Webster could be a nice move. If he doesn’t earn a starting spot he could be a nice backup and special teams contributor to have.

Webster makes a lot of sense for the Eagles from a value standpoint. He also offers some upside. I see the Eagles signing Webster as a much more likely option than spending big money on a guy like A.J. Bouye, who the Eagles reportedly have interest in as well.

Webster isn’t a name to get really excited about by any stretch. But he could be an inexpensive guy worth taking a chance on. At the very least he should be able to help the Eagles on special teams.